Philadelphia's Thriving, 24-Hour Downtown

Downtown Philadelphia’s Center City is home to historic City Hall, Reading Terminal Market, the Avenue of the Arts, and more. Visit the observation deck at City Hall, located directly beneath the 37-foot statue of William Penn that adorns the top of the building.

For a taste of Philadelphia (and then another taste and another taste), stroll through the stalls at Reading Terminal Market, Philly’s massive indoor urban farmers’ market. If you’re an arts enthusiast, there’s no better place to be than the Avenue of the Arts, a stretch of South Broad Street lined with theaters, galleries, and arts education institutions.